The European Council for Fatwa and Research: Ideology, methodology and impact

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The Dublin-based European Council for Fatwa and Research, established in 1997, sought to become the primary authority on religio-legal issues for Muslims living in Europe. The Council introduced pragmatic, integration-inclined solutions to shar’i challenges faced by Western Muslims while advancing the notion that migration is a means to bring about the Islamizing of the continent. The article examines several ground-breaking fatwas issued by the Council and its first president, Yusuf al-Qaradawi; explores the impact it has in eight mosques in five European countries; and analyzes the implications of al-Qaradawi’s recent retirement from its board.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Islam In The West
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780429556388
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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